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Hi everyone,

 

Looking for opinions,

I bought a filly about a month ago and she is supposedly due to foal in around 4 weeks and looks completely pregnant, however when my vet came out to add her to my account and do health check, micro chip and detect the pregnancy she wouldn't do rectal due to her size also said she is too far for the ultrasound so run Oestrone sulphate bloods and egg count. A week later they call with results which was 4.8ng/ml and said negative due to being under 6 however negative are below 3 so i find this confusing also the egg count came back at 100 so the worms are in check, so what you think?

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Also i need to work out how to add pics???

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Hi Love Welshies,

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

Down the bottom where you hit post you will notice there is a "More reply" options next to it. this will allow you to add pics.

 

If you have a look through some of the other threads on here, you can see the angles if pics that will enable us to have a look and see how the foal is riding.

 

Does she have an udder yet ?

Cheers Ryan :)

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Thanks Ryan it's telling me my image is too large but yes ive taken many pic's, she hasn't got a bag just slightly puffy but the teats look strange for a maiden, there kind of wide and long but flat in length.

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Sorry I wish i could be more helpful in regards to adding Pics, hopefully one of the admin team here will be able to help :)

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing some pics :)

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Thanks Ryan it's telling me my image is too large

 

You need to resize your photos to a smaller size before uploading to the forum. I would recommend you try http://picasa.en.softonic.com/

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First pic is yesterday last one is 4 weeks ago

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If I was a gambling gal, I would lay my money HEAVILY on her being in foal. I disagree STRONGLY with your vet. This mare looks HEAVY in foal. Not sure what recent developments there has been since I quit raising minis a number of years ago, but back then, a blood test beyond a certain point in the pregnancy would not always give accurate results. This mare looks very heavy in foal, in my opinion. I see no sign of udder development yet, but start feeling her bag at least twice a day. At some point, usually within the last 30 days of pregnancy (so anytime now if your dates are correct) it will begin to feel firm, then loosen up....back and forth like that, all the while enlarging, and finally it will remain very firm, and may even start waxing up, which means she will get little syrupy type droplets on the nipple. It starts out as feeling like long cylinders, then progresses by filling more and more all the time, into a "bag". GOOD LUCK!

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She looks pregnant to me. Baby is sitting sideways, not lined up with mares spine.

She may not bag up until right before or after, so that doesn't always determime foaling.

It looks like you may be as far as a month out. Just take some more pictures in a few days. Broadside, from directly behind crouched down at her level. Also a picture of her milk bar and her private area.

I may be wrong, but I think the hormone levels don't read high when mares are closer to delivery. DO NOT QUOTE ME ON THAT!

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